France boss Didier Deschamps left feeling ‘frustrated’

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France boss Didier Deschamps admitted to feeling ‘frustrated’ after his side lost 1-0 to Germany in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Brazil on Friday.

Deschamps’ side entered the competition without much expectation on their shoulders but after impressing in the group stage, the levels had grown.

However, Die Mannschaft proved to be too strong and were able to hold on after edging in front early on in the tie at the Maracana in Rio.

Germany took the lead courtesy of defender Mats Hummels, who was too strong for Les Bleus defender Raphael Varane as he flicked on a free kick past a despairing Hugo Lloris after 13 minutes.

Despite creating chances through Mathieu Valbuena and Karim Benzema, the French failed to get back on level terms and could not find a way past an impressive Manuel Neuer.

Following the game Deschamps bemoaned a slow start to the tie and insisted that there wasn’t much to choose between the two European nations.

Deschamps said: “We feel very frustrated and sad, because there was very little between the teams.

“We were very ambitious.

“We must go home now but we played a great game from the very start.

“Perhaps we started a little cautious but we created a lot of chances and in the end we were taking lots of risks. We just lacked the finishing touch.”

Germany will now take on hosts Brazil in the semi-finals after the hosts secured their progression with a 2-1 win over Colombia.

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